'+/ hot plate' by ami drach and dov ganchrow
'+/  hot plate' by ami drach and dov ganchrow '+/  hot plate' by ami drach and dov ganchrow
jan 24, 2009

'+/ hot plate' by ami drach and dov ganchrow

‘+/- hot plate’ by ami drach and dov ganchrowall photos by moti fishbine from israel

picks from designboom’s dining in 2015 competition 2008. ‘+/- hot plate’ designed by ami drach and dov ganchrow combines ceramic and technology together. using the conductive properties of silk-screened gold and amorphic metal films (in the same manner printed circuit boards or car windshield defrosters work) they created ‘+/- hot plate’. users simply have to hook up the plate to an electrical source and the current will run through the ‘decoration’ keeping food stuff warm.

‘+/- hot plate’ detail

‘+/- hot plate’ in use

  • pretty strange:)

    blombon says:
  • Just imagine, you could know without looking if your kid has eaten all their vegetables šŸ™‚

    rob d says:
  • Does the one in the second picture have Arabic written on it?

    alexmg2420 says:
  • Hebrew

    SuperSonik says:
  • Why bother with an electric cord? Try Witricity, it will ease logistics both at the table and at the dishwasher.


    SeƱor Napalm says:
  • so it keeps my raw egg warm? what a strange thing to demonstrate it with…

    m says:

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